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  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues

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At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

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miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

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trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

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catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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bandaidOfficially, the Louisiana budget was balanced with not a second to spare. On Thursday of last week, as the clock ticked, the Louisiana legislature, after a two-month session, finalized the state budget with its $1.6 billion shortfall by raising fees, taxes and by making cuts. The problem, however, appears to be that the fix was merely short-term and the budget solution which begins July 1 2015 might even last until Gov. Bobby Jindal serves his last day in office, mid-January 2016.

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chehardy-hangoutAs a state of Louisiana struggles with its enormous budget issue and as its governor, Bobby Jindal continues to make national headlines in his run for president, some are asking how do we deal with a budget crisis like this?

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roadshow-italy-compressedQuestion: What happens when you stir delicious New Orleans culture, unraveled history, a pinch of voodoo, the horrors of Katrina and the mystery of family roots?

Answer: The February 3rd PBS Genealogy Roadshow featuring upon the “Histories of Mysteries”, the City of New Orleans.

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erin-ken-new-good-with-justin-mia-ben-smallDid you know that Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady loves to cook?  Did you know that TV chef Cajun Ken does also?  Did you know that Cajun Ken is the only cooking show that can air and work with the Justin Wilson brand?

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kennedy-officeLouisiana Treasurer, John Kennedy, will participate in a Bayoubuzz Google Hangout Webcast discussion Wednesday August 20 at 10 a.m. to discuss the Legislative session 2014, Louisiana budget and other issues.

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interactiveIn Part I of a recent Google Hangout webcast, Chris Stelly, Exec. Director of the Entertainment Louisiana Economic Development discussed the exploding Louisiana film industry ranked number one in the world for movie filming due, in large part to a very generous tax incentive program introduced to the state in the early 2000's.  In part II, Stelly explains the Digital Media Interactive program, which likewise offers very attractive tax incentives to software developers for work performed in the state.

Joining Stelly in the webcast, which is below,  are Ronnie Bincer, Wayne Nix and Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky.

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stelly-small2It was Louisiana entertainment and technology meeting Google Hangout advocates on Thursday as ideas and opportunities were added to a roux of “making business” Google Hangout and Louisiana style. 

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good-cookinLouisiana is well and widely known for its unique blend of music, food and culture.   In particular, the Cajun lifestyle in south Louisiana has been long-documented and has developed a personality and legacy of its own.

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romig-webcast2With New Orleans coming off of a banner year for tourism and with the industry booming in the city and in Louisiana, what and where are the opportunities?  How can one get involved?  How is the city marketing its great events?  What can we expect for the city’s Tri-centennial in 2018, a mere four years away?

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This fall, Louisiana voters will be looking at two elections, one for U.S. Senate and the other for Congressman for the 6th congressional District.  Obviously, only those registered voters can decide the latter.

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